violate Meaning, Definition & Usage
verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
go against; break.
- This sentence violates the rules of syntax
verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
- offend all laws of humanity
- violate the basic laws or human civilization
- break a law
- break a promise
- Don't violate my garden
- violate my privacy
verb violate the sacred character of a place or language
outrage; desecrate; profane.
- desecrate a cemetery
- violate the sanctity of the church
- profane the name of God
verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
ravish; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
- The woman was raped on her way home at night
verb destroy and strip of its possession
plunder; spoil; rape; despoil.
- The soldiers raped the beautiful country
Vi"o*late transitive verb
, p. p. of violare
to violate, fr. vis
strength, force. See Violent
imperfect & past participle Violates ; present participle & verbal noun Violating
- To treat in a violent manner; to abuse.
His wife Boadicea violated with stripes, his daughters with rape.
- To do violence to, as to anything that should be held sacred or respected; to profane; to desecrate; to break forcibly; to trench upon; to infringe.
'Twixt the souls of friend and friend.
Oft have they violated
The temple, oft the law, with foul affronts.
- To disturb; to interrupt. "Employed, it seems, to violate sleep."
- To commit rape on; to ravish; to outrage.
Syn. -- To injure; disturb; interrupt; infringe; transgress; profane; deflour; debauch; dishonor.
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